Part of a series of promotional images for Abdul Lateef and the Distraction Machine featuring each member of the band. To the right, the finished costume based on the artwork of the poster, illustrated by Lateef Martin. Art director Isabelle Duguay took special interest in designing the costume for the female members of the band, as well as Chimwemwe The Shaman, ensuring they had an air mystery, wonder and strength. Her influences ranged from afrofuturism, steampunk, bike-based fashion and an array of post-modern and post-apocalyptic fashion.
We kind of went backwards, which presented a creative challenge: creating the costumes based on the promotional poster! Costume by Kiri Skuce of Oxyd Creations, make up and hair by Aiza Ntibarikure photography by Benoit Vermette